Film Analysis Of Martial Arts Film: Martial Arts Films

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Martial arts film is a genre where Asian productions definitely led the way, with uncountable entries in the category. Those from Hong Kong are definitely the most renowned, but as you are about to see, there is a plethora shot from countries like Thailand, Indonesia and other SE Asian countries. Here is a list with a number of the best of the genre in chronological order, noting that one of the list 's purposes is diversity, and that films like "Time and Tide," that focus more on gunfights rather than martial arts, were excluded. 1. One Armed Swordsman (Chang Cheh, 1967, Hong Kong) Shaw Brothers is probably the studio with the most entries in the genre, and this particular movie was produced during their most dominant period in the 60s, when they controlled 35 companies, 130 cinemas, nine entertainment parks and three studios. The film spawned two sequels, a remake by Tsui Hark, a crossover with Zatoichi and innumerable imitations, in one of the genres most influential pictures. Furthermore, “One-Armed Swordsman” introduced the concept of the anti-hero, which additionally entailed intense swordplay, heavy bloodletting and unprecedented for the era amount of violence, in general. Finally, the film was the first to reach the mark of HK $1 million at the local box office, singlehandedly making a star out of his protagonist, Jimmy Wang. A rival clan attacks the Golden Sword School and the one who manages to save the master is a servant who ends up mortally wounded. In order

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